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Common Birth Injuries

How Often Do Birth Injuries Occur In The United States?

Six to eight of every 1,000 newborn babies will suffer a birth injury. Of those, experts estimate that about one-half could be avoided through recognition of risk factors for labor complications and taking appropriate steps, such as planning for a cesarean section rather than vaginal delivery, to limit the impact of birth trauma.

If your child has suffered a serious injury during birth, you are not alone and you do have rights. At Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum, P.A., our South Florida law firm offers a free consultation to discuss your legal rights after medical negligence or a doctor's mistake results in lasting, permanent harm to your newborn. Contact our firm online or at 800-815-6232.

Common Birth Injuries

Birth trauma and serious birth injuries come in a variety of forms. When a medical mistake or hospital negligence is to blame for your son's or daughter's injuries, the scope of the trauma may depend on what your doctor, nurse or other member of your birthing team did wrong.

At Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum, P.A., our Miami birth injury law firm has been helping those injured by others recover financial compensation for more than 90 years. Birth injuries that we have seen include:

  • Cephalhematoma
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hypoxia, or hypoxic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia, resulting in brachial plexus injury or Erb's palsy
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Bone fractures
  • Bruising

Common causes of infant injuries include pulling or twisting on the baby's head or arm during delivery, improper use of forceps or a vacuum to aid delivery, delaying an emergency C-section, and failing to recognize signs of distress in the mother or the unborn baby. In addition, some injuries are simply the result of the natural birthing process and will heal on their own within a few days or weeks of birth.

Birth injuries that have serious, lasting consequences, such as most types of newborn brain injuries, often involve a mistake or negligence by your birthing team. These injuries often require follow-up medical care, therapy, rehabilitation and many additional expenses that will continue throughout your child's lifetime.

Pursue Lifetime Benefits To Help Your Child Live Fully

At Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum, P.A., our Miami birth injury lawyers are dedicated to pursuing the compensation your family needs to adjust to a life created by a preventable birth injury. When medical malpractice or negligence leads to a serious, permanent injury to your newborn son or daughter, we can help you obtain the compensation you need to provide for your child. We offer a complimentary consultation at any of our three South Florida office locations. Contact our firm online or at 800-815-6232.

Additional Birth Injury Information

If you believe that a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional involved in your birthing experience made a mistake that caused injury to you or your child, then these additional birth injury resources may be helpful to you:

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